Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) was convicted of three felonies associated to mendacity to the FBI about unlawful marketing campaign donations.

The AP reported:

U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was convicted Thursday on costs that he lied to federal authorities about an unlawful $30,000 contribution to his marketing campaign from a overseas billionaire at a 2016 Los Angeles fundraiser.

A federal jury in LA deliberated about two hours earlier than discovering the nine-term Republican responsible of 1 rely of falsifying and concealing materials details and two counts of constructing false statements. Fortenberry was charged after sitting for 2 interviews with FBI brokers who had been investigating the donor, Gilbert Chagoury, a Nigerian billionaire of Lebanese descent.

Last year, Fortenberry accused Democrats of carrying out an attack to take him out with felony charges, all of the whereas ignoring the truth that he created the felony costs by mendacity to the FBI a number of instances. Fortenberry wasn’t well-known nationally, however he was an enormous identify in Nebraska Republican circles.

Every of the felonies that the congressman was convicted of carries a five-year jail time period. The corrupt Republican Celebration has proven what it’s about once more.

Trump has remade the get together in his corrupt picture, and now one in all his followers goes to jail.


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